It's chic to be green, so let the echo of Earth Day reverberate year long as you find good uses for what otherwise seems like trash. Turn up the volume on your iPhone speakers while chilling. Step out...
Spring cleaning is in high gear for many. Donate unwanted items to a local thrift store or shop for bargains to fill out your wardrobe. Start planning for an inexpensive international summer trip, or...
Easter Sunday is upon us, presenting yet another opportunity to immortalize memories in digital format and then share them through a cloud storage service. Meanwhile, prom season is breaking out and...
For students of a certain age, the end of the school year is synonymous with prom. Whether attending this penultimate high school event in a group or with a date, it's a can't-miss opportunity to glam...
Remember when you cut coupons from the Sunday newspaper in order to cut your grocery bill? That chore is a relic of the past now that technology has revolutionized the coupon-clipping game. The current...
Nearly everybody enjoys traveling. But the planning and spending? Not so much.
As the saying goes, there's an app for that. In fact, there are several free travel apps for iPhones, iPads,
Congratulations, you're getting married! Now hand over the credit card. Seriously. USA Today reports that last year the average couple spent $26,989 on their wedding, and that's down from the...
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and fans are busy planning for game-day parties. Prepare for kickoff by picking up cheap tortilla chips, salsa, and beer. If you're not a football fan, we found appealing...
Accountability is key in any weight loss program. With most of us carrying a smartphone everywhere, diet apps are making accountability possible at every moment of the day and night. But with hundreds...
Whatever your political persuasion, this weekend is an exciting one indeed. Watch the inauguration on a cheap tablet or download a free fitness app to jump-start a workout routine. Planning for deals...
It's the New Year and a chance for a new you - all without spending loads of cash. Instead of investing in a hefty new gym fee, try working out on your own with the help of some handy free fitness apps.
With summer travel in full force, now's the time to check out several smartphone apps that can help you save money on gas. Gas Guru is one new gas app and Waze just expanded its social travel app by...
There are hundreds of dining apps that will help you find a place to eat, but which ones will save you money on the bill? The average American family forks over more than $2,500 a year to eat out, according...
For travelers seeking a bargain, New York City is probably not at the top of their list: The Big Apple is notoriously and often prohibitively expensive to visit. The high rents businesses have to pay...
More and more savvy shoppers are using shopping apps on their smartphones to find the biggest and best deals. In this week's app roundup, we bring you some shopping apps that can help you find the best...
Looking for a deal? Silly question -- everyone is these days, and you don't have to look far. In fact, you can roll over in bed, grab your smartphone, and instantly see the biggest and best daily deals...
These days there are free apps for everything from tracking a run to finding low gas prices. But what about Black Friday? Yes, there are apps for that special shopping day, too -- and the good ones...
Here are some frugal stories we're reading:
Taking a long trip? Unplug your bills (MSN Money)
The Frugal Traveler: Tips for navigating the teen sports circuit (Orlando Sentinel)
Woman Arrested for "Illegal Couponing" (News Channel 9)
Frugal Family: Don't forget eBay (Garner News)
Cutting through the clutter of smartphone options can be tough. Our updated guide aims to spotlight the best new budget smartphones just in time for your back-to-school or back-to-work needs.
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Here are some money saving stories we're reading:
This past Saturday we went hunting for a cheap USB turntable as a good report card present for our 10 year old. We have been wanting to introduce him to vinyl records for a while now.
Last week, we posted a roundup of the best, good, and bad coupon sites after weeks of reviewing each individually. Many of the sites we discussed also have coupon apps so you can get discounts directly...
Here are some money stories were reading:
How to Make Simple and Cheap Dish Detergent (Money Talk News)
Wedding Planning Means Wedding Savings (CNN Money)
With music downloading software like Limewire no longer an option, more and more people must actually buy their music online. But if you love lots of tunes, costs can add up quickly. MSN Money tells... Read more on MSN Money »
Will the iPhone be cheap in our lifetime? That probably depends on how old you are. The New York Times puts the kabosh on rumors that Apple is working on a smaller iPhone but keeps our hopes alive... Read more on The New York Times »
Which free apps help save money? There's Mint and Skype and GasBuddy, to name just a few. Thanks to TheNextWeb.com for pointing us to these and several other useful apps. Read more on TheNextWeb »
Yours for the taking: 1000 free AT&T iPhone minutes. This is not a scame, insists TUAW.com, but a way for the original iPhone carrier to say "thanks" to customers. (Here's what we want to know: Read more on TUAW.com »
Trying to figure out how to get your hands on a cheaper Verizon iPhone? Toptechreviews.net offers up some valuable information that can help you weigh all your options. Just remember, not much in... Read more on toptechreviews.net »
CNET has the goods on a new cheap texting app that can save you big bucks off your currently astronomical text charges. Isn't it fun to play bea-the-carrier? Read more on CNET »
Say you've got a few employees, or maybe friends, and you need some cheap tethering. Say what? As BNET explains, it's a way to instantly turn your laptop and other electronic devices into hotspots. Read more on BNET »
Looking for the cheapest smartphone plan may be one of the most frustrating and confusing searches you'll ever undertake. So here comes CNET to your rescue, with a chart comparing the cheapest bundles... Read more on CNET »
Cheap toy robots are about to have their moment. Cultofmac.com reports on a soon-to-be-released model that can be controlled by Apple devices. Should we expect a follow-on PC version in the near... Read more on Cultofmac.com »
Another mobile price comparison app that gives you the information to decide on the spot whether to buy online or in the store, or take your business elsewhere. Thanks to Fox Business for bringing... Read more on Fox Business »
A new $49 iPhone from AT&T may be one more sign that the giant service provider may soon be facing some stiff competition. But why not grab a deal when you can? For new customers that also means signing... Read more on eWeek »
It's deal time on iPhones: a post on tuaw.com says Radio Shack is offering super cheap prices on iPhones. But don't delay, the sale ends on Saturday. Read more on tuaw.com »
You may be one of the lucky shoppers who live near one of nine grocery chains participating in this new free coupon app. Check on your good fortune (or not) in this post from Wallet Pop and learn... Read more on Wallet Pop »
Update: read our cheap tablets review which includes a hands on review of an iPad knockoff: http://www.cheapism.com/cheap-tablets Yet another cheap iPhone knockoff from the Chinese. But this... Read more on Cultofmac.com »
The mobile phone wars keep getting more interesting. Virgin Mobile just introduced a no-contract prepaid plan and Android smartphone, a move PC Magazine suggests is aimed at Cricket, which did the... Read more on PC Magazine »
For students with an iPhone, or at least access to one, the world is full of money-saving bargains. Check out this post from PC World to learn more about cheap deals on education-related apps. Read more on PC World »
Just in case the screen on your iPhone ever needs repair, you might want to download some money-saving DIY instructions, courtesy of Lifehacker. And don't forget to keep this in a safe place. Read more on Lifehacker »
If you're needing a new cheap smartphone, the next generation Nokia E73 might suit you just fine. A review in The Washington Post gives it a thumbs up, but notes that the $70 price tag requires... Read more on The Washington Post »
Cellphone bills are no joke. Lots of minutes you may not use and hefty fees that seem excessive. Time urges readers to look for cheaper ways to buy the service you need. Good luck. Read more on Time »
Figuring out how to boost your fuel economy just got a little easier thanks to a new app. CNET explains all the details but notes the app is currently compatible only with stick shift versions of... Read more on cnet »
Battery wearing out on your pricey iPhone? Here's a cheap fix that CNET says will help keep you connected without having to perform battery surgery. Read more on cnet »
While the iPhone is very popular in the press, it's not the most cost-efficient smartphone for frugal buyers. Consumers are able to acquire many other comparable smartphones by committing to a long term... Read more on Cheapism »
Are smart phones the new loss leaders for big box retailers? It certainly seems that way. According to SmartMoney.com, mass merchandisers are offering these little devices at unbeatable prices -- Read more on SmartMoney.com »
For those of us on the go, here's a handy idea: take your hot spot with you. The New York Times tells us how this is done, but more importantly, how we can do this cheaply. Read more on The New York Times »
Can you keep up with the constantly changing pricing plans for the bevy of personal communication devices? We can't. So here's CNN Money to give us all the low-down on AT&T's new plan for 3G data... Read more on CNN Money »
Apple's at it again. This time, reportsEngadget, the company is readying to launch a new version of Apple TV for a price that can't be beat. Wanna guess? Read on... Read more on Engadget »
Cheap headphones are a bane in many peoples lives. While many users dont want to spend a lot on headphones because they probably just dropped plenty on an MP3 player, quality listening devices... Read more on Cheapism »
Traffic is starting to pile up in the apps lane for cheap gasoline. Best Syndication reports that AAA has entered the fray with a free iPhone app that helps you locate gas stations and see the per... Read more on Best Syndication »
Yet another new, cheap smartphone. This one from Nokia, to be used with T-Mobile service. Brighthand has a rundown on the features. Read more on Brighthand »
Price wars are a wonderful thing. According to CNN Money, the price of prepaid cell phone plans is falling as the scrappy carriers fight to lure business from the high-cost contracts offered by... Read more on CNN Money »
For all you AT&T folks eagerly awaiting a Palm Pre you can use, your moment has arrived. PC World reports that the smart phone maker will be rolling out the AT&T version, with a few exclusive services, Read more on PC World »
More news from Apple: use your iPhone for VoIP calls and save yourself a bundle. The New York Times has a rundown on the variety of plans you can choose from. Stay tuned for Skype's response. Read more on The New York Times »
Just when you thought the wireless providers might be cutting you a break on your cell phone bill, think again. CNET points out that new pricing plans by the big companies might save you money on... Read more on cnet »
Cellular customers of AT&T and T-Mobile USA have cause for cheer. An article in The New York Times reports on a gadget that affixes to your PC and acts as your own private cell tower. The bottom... Read more on The New York Times »
Going overseas is no excuse not to stay in touch --especially now that international calls with mobile devices are so cheap. Read this article from The New York Times and you'll find some sweet... Read more on The New York Times »
For those of you who occasionally get lost while driving but hate asking for directions (guys, are you listening?), there's a cheap and convenient iPhone app for you. CNET has all the details. Read more on Cnet »
After holding out since the summer, AT&T is finally allowing iPhone programs that allow users to make phone calls through the internet, saving them lots of money. Read more on Financial Times »
Vonage has introduced a new application much like Google Voice, turning iPhones and Blackberries into big time money-savers, especially for anyone racking up lots of international calls. The wireless... Read more on Network World »
Service options, cell phone models, calling plans -- it's enough to give anyone a headache. So here's a blog entry, courtesy of About.com, to help you sort out the cheap from the pricey crowd, and... Read more on About.com »
Protect your iPhone now! You've got two cheap choices, according to The Consumerist: buy a cardboard case or make one from a recycled juice box. We kid you not. Read more on The Consumerist »
It's cheaper than ever now to take a little bit of home with you when you travel. Not literally, of course. But as The New York Times reports, the competition for those international calls is heating... Read more on The New York Times »
For all you tech-, gadget-, and network-addicts, there's a new fix on the market. Cultofmac.com reports on something called MiFi, your very own WiFi hotspot that can be yours from Verizon for a... Read more on cultofmac.com »
Smartphone technology is now accessible to the masses. A new phone from Samsung, says Brighthand.com, with those all-important touch-screen features, costs $100 plus a monthly service contract with... Read more on Brighthand.com »
You've spent how much for that cool iPhone? Now you need some kind of stand to hold it. You've got your $40 option and then you've got your super cheap options. Read all about it on Cnet. Read more on cnet »
Does the battery on your iPhone or iPod give out at just the wrong moment -- like when you don't have your charger handy or there's no outlet nearby? iPhone Footprint suggests a solution to your dilemma: Read more on iPhone Footprint »